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  • Dell Orto ·
    Hi Mark, Yes I would love to see those charts. (I did request it of you earlier in the thread, but thought you must be too busy).

    Im sure this is the right way to go, now. Thank god I didn't press the button on the booster plug!

    Thats the great thing of this forum, read enough and you'll get there in the end.

    All the best

    Mark
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    Zanderk ·
    That sounds like advice learnt in an extremely shite situation so well headed at this end Richard as per usual. I'll do my homework.
    RichardR9T ·
    just get a kit off Ebay. And add to it a few extra CO2 canisters, you need about 5 to pump the tire up and be on your way. If you have never done a tubleless repair before..... please take a few minutes in your garage on an old tire to practice. I can assure you that punctures happen in the cold and dark in a **** environment. If you look on youtube for "Delboys garage puncture repair" this will save you from some serious problems on the side of the road as you have to ream a puncture hole before you plug it. I wish I had done this before i was 12 hours in the desert freezing my nuts off awaiting sunrise dressed in only T shirt and shorts!
    The kits on Ebay are only about 10 pounds and have 2 T shaped tools and 5 plugging strings... they are the ones you want... NOT any other expensive type as I can assure you they are ****! i.e. strings NOT plugs of any sort.
    RichardR9T ·
    Yes the brake callipers are a squeeze to get back on, but prize the pads apart and they do go on which i am sure you did. They are much lighter wheels yes?, I would hazard a guess at more than 1kg ha ha
    RichardR9T ·
    And yes the wheels are very easy to fit. everything you need is required but you will need to take off the brake discs from the OEM wheels and put o the Kineo wheels. BMW have used so much threadlock on the bolts its a joke. I bent and broke 3 Torx bits!!!!! Don't bother with new disc bolts.... just re use the originals with more threadlock.
    Then fit the tyres on the Kineos.

    I am pretty handy on the spanners so it was OK for me. If you are not so confident or do not have all the tools... just take to a tyre fitting place.

    Would i change the wheels again........... yes i certainly would as the OEM ones are very very heavy and out of a museum. And despite all the bullshit you read on here..... you will never fix a tubed tire at the side of the road. Never! I had a puncture in my Tubeless GS and fixed it in 2 minutes.
    RichardR9T ·
    Zanderk,

    No problem at all to ride the bike with headers and no ECU reflash. Don't believe all the bullshit on here! I rode my GS with headers and no reflash for 2 years and no problem.

    The Kineo wheels save circa 6.5kg and make a huge difference to acceleration and braking. Couple that with the performance boost you are about to do and you have a missile!! Mine is almost too fast for the roads near me. I do like exciting bikes to ride and give it max over the mountain roads.

    Rich
    Zanderk ·
    Hi Clive (Sorry about that)

    That's great and reassuring.

    Know what you mean, I mountain bike and regularly do 2hr stints in the saddle, so far no problem with the seat on the R Nine T :) When you look at the stats you think christ 92mm lower is nearly 4" !!, but that can't be the case in reality. Your key word is 'connected' with the bike and that's what I want, especially when you're tramping on a bit over rises and bridges, it gets all gets a bit vague with the standard Cowhorns on :)
    Thanks again, sorry to trouble you with another query.

    Mark
    Bella In Sella ·
    Hi Mark

    I have been finding the Rizoma bars very good and no way would I want the original bars back. I think a lot of it is to do with the bars being narrower rather than the difference in height, but the lower bar does seem to make you feel more connected to the bike.

    Heightwise I am 5'9"ish but I guess suppleness may be more important. I cycle and so always find it funny when people complain about uncomfortable seats etc, but I don't think the differences are that radical. The difference in height has not been an issue for me, and in reality, I do not think that the grips are 92mm lower than they were with the stock bars (I've not measured it though).

    Cheers
    Clive (not George)
    Zanderk ·
    Hi Clive,

    I know what you mean my bikes only a week old, but I need it to feel right going into bends, particularly slow speed ones. The fork dive is unsettling as is the lack of leverage. Sometimes I wonder if I'm trying to make the bike do something it isn't designed to do and if I want good suspension and handling I should have gone for the 1200R, but I love the looks and concept of the 9RT. Thanks for the tip about the twist grip end.
    K-Tech know their apples when it comes to suspension, they transformed my VTR1000. It also had a very bad front fork on which I'd already tried progressive springs, different oil thicknesses, etc.. I won't change the rear shock till I've done some miles on it. They're happy for me to drop the forks in, they'll take them apart and basically take me through options and that's what I want. I don't have the cash sloshing around to bung a full set of Ohlins on like some people have !
    Mark
    Bella In Sella ·
    Hi Mark

    The bar switch was quite straightforward. The bars need drilling both sides, which is a pain, but necessary. Biggest problem for me was working on a bike in such good condition, and so I think it made me nervous, as I didn't want to damage anything. I found the cast end of the twist grip a tad fragile, so be careful with it, as it feels like it could easily snap!

    Any reason going for K-Tech? Performance issues aside, and I know you mentioned forks, but their rear shock is not pretty :)

    Have you managed to find a Rizoma retailer yet? I had to use Moore Speed Racing who I believe are the distributors in the UK. I think they must be quite familiar with the NineT because they put together with a load of Rizoma products for a recent show. They may inform you that Rizoma do not recommend this particular bar. I got them to follow this up and it turns out Rizoma have not tried this bar on the bike, and so that is why they do not recommend it!

    Enjoy
    Clive
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